INDIANAPOLIS – Senator Mike Braun has released a statement about his feelings on the 2022 Winter Olympic being held in Beijing, amidst the continuous censorship issues occurring in China.
“I wish the best of luck to the athletes competing on behalf of the United States in the 2022 Winter Olympics beginning today in Beijing. I am proud of their accomplishments and look forward to watching them succeed in this year’s Olympic games,” Senator Braun said. “However, I remain disappointed in the International Olympic Committee for maintaining the decision to hold the Olympic games in a country that continually commits egregious human rights violations against its own citizens. The Chinese Communist Party must be held accountable for the censorship of its citizens and repeated repression of ethnic and religious minorities.”
The 2022 Olympic Games in Beijing will take place from February 4th to February 20th with 84 countries set to compete. The 2026 Winter Olympics will be held in Paris, France.